First of all I appreciate you for taking the time to read my letter.

My name is Luan. I am 16 years old and I live in a city with roughly 600,000 inhabitants located in the eastern part of Germany. I live with my mother, my father, and my 9 years old sister Mina.

Unfortunately I don’t know anything about your family yet, so I am going to tell you something about me.

My family and my friends would describe me as open-minded. I like to be confronted with new situations, I am sociable and mostly full of energy. When I have set myself a goal, I want to achieve it and I am very ambitious. I am usually in a good mood and laugh a lot with my friends and the people around me.

In my free time I like to play badminton (I play once a week with my father), I also ride my bike everytime the weather is good enough. I like to meet my friends, for example we go bowling, go to the cinema or just hangout. If there is any chance I like to go surfing in summer. Fortunately my city is surrounded by many lakes and I can surf at one of them. On summer vacation I really love riding waves. My family and I usually stay at the Atlantic Coast in the south of France, there are quite good waves and I love to improve my skills. In general, I am enthusiastic about almost all water sports.

Currently I am attending the 10thgrade at a Gymnasium and my grades are quite good. My favorite subjects in school are biology and PE. I already went two times on a two-week exchange to France with some of my classmates and both of them were great.

I think a year abroad is the right decision for me, because it gives me the chance to experience and understand another culture at first hand. As I am always looking forward to new experiences I guess this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is a great way to get to know not only the culture but also the people and their way of life on the other side of the world. I will try out a new school system and improve my language skills – this all makes me very excited and I cannot wait.

I hope you got a good impression of me by reading this letter and I want to thank you very much for taking me as a member of your family.
I am really looking forward spending time with you in the USA.

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